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  1. #1
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    Default Disc Harrows

    I have been looking at the King Kutter disc harrows lately. I have a kubota L3400 and will be planting some food plots in the field behind my house. The field used to be planted with corn about four years ago but is mostly goldenrod at the moment. After I get rid of the weeds and goldenrod how well will one of these units work. Will they be able to penetrate thru the soil enough or aren't they heavy enough. Plus, should I be looking at the box frame discs or the angle frame discs? Any advice would be helpful.

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    Elite Member RalphVa's Avatar
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    Charlottesville, VA, USA
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    JD 1025, previously Gravely 5650 & JD 4010

    Default Re: Disc Harrows

    If it's mostly open ground with a bit of weeds on it, rake up the weed trash with a landscape rake to try to get as many of the seeds out of there before they drop.

    A multi disc (either box frame or angle) setup, any type that you can put some weights (concrete blocks, etc) on it, should cut down to the shaft of the discs. Your tractor ought to pull it. If it lacks for traction, you'll need to put some wheel weights onto the rear wheels. Just do it when the ground is just right, not too moist, not too dry. If you can grab dirt and make it ball up a little bit but then fall apart, it's about right.

    My little 4010 will pull 7 soil ripper tines buried pretty deeply through soil, with no wheel weights. They rip up the dirt similarly to a disc. The main thing the disc will do is to turn over and bury small weeds.

    Ralph
    The natural gardener
    God's original intent

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    Elite Member wushaw's Avatar
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    Bristol Texas
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    Kubota L2800, 15 hp 372 Mitsubishi

    Default Re: Disc Harrows

    I pull a 5' disk behind my L2800 with out any problem, I figure you should be able to go up to a 6.5 footer if you wanted.

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    Default Re: Disc Harrows

    With an area that's been "laying out" for four years you have to ask a few questions. Was it just open field with no type traffic, even four wheelers? Or was it run over? If it had any type traffic you'll probably need to put angle into the harrow for one or even two passes, then straighten it out to smooth cut before planting. As noted before, you may have to add weight to the harrow, just don't overload your lift. Remember to pick it up before making sharp turns or you'll be replacing your disks and bearings much too soon.

    Terry

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